Clark County Commissioners

General Information

Clark County Government Building, Room 404, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 285-6275 | Fax: (812) 285-6366
Indiana Code 36-2-2 provides that the County Commissioners are the County Executive, which consists of a three (3) member board and conducts the business of the county under the name of "The Board of Commissioners of the County of Clark".

Who are We?

Commissioners serve a four (4) year term beginning January 1 after the election. All registered voters in the county vote for Commissioners. Anyone running for Commissioner must reside in the district in which they are running.

 

The Commissioners have jurisdiction over many executive and administrative matters. The following are among the most important:

 

  • Auditing and authorizing claims against the county. (IC 36-2-6-2)

  • Receiving bids and authorizing contracts.

  • Controlling, maintaining, and supervising county property including courthouses, jails, and public offices. (IC 36-2-2-24)

  • Supervising construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.

  • Exercising appointive powers including both the selection of members to fill positions on boards, commissions, and committees, and appointment of certain department heads.

  • Planning and implementing strategies for solid waste handling as members of solid waste district boards.

 

The Commissioners may adopt ordinances concerning the following areas:

 

  • To provide traffic control (IC 817-1-40)

  • To regulate and control matters related to public health, water, air and land (IC13-1-1-4)

  • To establish minimum housing standards (IC 36-7-8-4)

  • To grant vacation pay, sick leave, paid holidays and other similar benefits to county employees (IC 5-10-6-11)

  • To administer elections in conjunction with the county election board

  • To incorporate new towns and alter township boundary lines, on petition.

 

(Information provided by the Association of Indiana Counties)

 

The Commissioners only exercise their regulatory powers in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Commissioner Info



Team Member

Jack Coffman

President - District 2

JackCoffman@
JackCoffman.com

Ph: (502) 552-5224
Team Member

Rick Stephenson

Vice President - District 1

RickyWStephenson@yahoo.co
Ph: (502) 468-9325
Team Member

John Perkins

District 3: Bethlehem, Charlestown (Precinct 7), Oregon, Owen, Utica and Washington Twps.
Term Expires: 12/31/14
JohnDPerkins224@aol.com
Ph: (502) 727-2343

Team Member

Jacob C. Elder

Clark County Attorney

CountyAttorney@co.clark.in.us
Ph:(812) 285-6275